Kepa Arrizabalaga dragged by Chelsea stars after errors in Liverpool's 5-3 defeat

Kepa Arrizabalaga dragged by Chelsea stars after errors in Liverpool's 5-3 defeat

- Kepa Arrizabalaga allowed five goals into his net when Chelsea battled Liverpool at Anfield

- The Blues stars expressed their disappointment at his shortcomings

- Chelsea risk not qualifying for Champions League if they fail to get the desired result against Wolves

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Kepa Arrizabalaga came under fire once again after conceding five goals in Chelsea's 5-3 defeat to Premier League champions Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, July 22.

The result hampered the Blues' chances of playing Champions League football next season as they slipped to fourth on the table with one match to wrap up the season.

Frank Lampard's men have one last chance to qualify for the UEFA elite competition this campaign - and it is to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last league game on Sunday.

However, the task seems harder for the Stamford Bridge outfit as they battle Wolves, who are also hoping to play in Europe next season.

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SunSport reports that Chelsea players turned on their goalkeeper after his many errors that cost them the game that could have easily sealed their top-four finish.

Kepa Arrizabalaga dragged by Chelsea stars after errors in Liverpool's 5-3 defeat

Kepa Arrizabalaga taking instruction from Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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A goal each from Naby Keita, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain powered the Reds to victory just before lifting their first title in about 28 years.

Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic managed to pull a come back for the visitors, but they lost the spark towards the end of the encounter.

Meanwhile, Sky pundit Jamie Carragher believes the West Londoners need to take care of their goalkeeping issues or risk going backwards.

Speaking after the game at Anfield, he said: "Chelsea will go no further unless they change the goalkeeper.

"I know they keep buying a lot of attackers but you see how many goals they have conceded. I think a lot of that is down to the goalkeeper, if I am being totally honest.

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"It is an area that - if they want to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City - they will have to rectify in the summer."

Lampard has been shopping for a new number one since Kepa seems to have lost his confidence between the sticks.

The Spaniard joined Chelsea in a £71 million deal from Athletic Bilbao, but has failed to match the value placed on him by his club.

They are now hoping to offer the keeper to Barcelona in exchange for German stopper Marc-André ter Stegen according to reports.

Chelsea have also been linked with Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak who has a £120m release clause in his contract.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League giants Chelsea have been told by Atletico Madrid that they will have to pay the massive sum of £110 million for them to have goalkeeper, Jan Oblak.

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The 27-year-old Slovenian goalie is rated among the best goalkeepers in Europe considering his superb performances for Atletico Madrid during the 2019/20 La Liga season.

Atletico Madrid chiefs are aware that Jan Oblak is wanted by many clubs in Europe and they are demanding a world-record fee for the goalie.

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